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a lead in the phylicia barnes case turns out to be a bust. i am jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> lots of new lawmakers add up to new leadership in the house. i am kate amara with the new majority's new agenda. >> his was a record-setting career tarnished by scandal. will the baseball writers be willing to forgive and forget when it comes to rafael palmeiro and the hall of fame? we want to know what you think. >> we continue right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning.
i am mindy basara. >> i am lisa robinson. thank you for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. >> will see a nice sky conditions. it will be more bearable. it will be sealed the. a cold front moved through last night. winds from the northwest. we're in the mid 30's in some locations around downtown. we'll see a high of 40 today. colder air is filtered again in the wake of that front. we will be steady for our temperatures. northwest wind making it feel chillier but plenty of sunshine perry into the 20's tonight. by the end of the week, we're talking about snow chances. right now, your morning commute and sarah caldwell. >> we are breathing a sigh of relief. yesterday was a mess. we have an easy ride this
morning. running smoothly to the west side. the major roads are looking good. 49 miles per hour on the west side down towards 7 a. on 70, problem-free at the moment. southbound 95 of white marsh, 52 miles per hour. 10 minutes on southbound 95 down to 3238 minutes to travel on the inner loop from 75 over to 83. so far so good over at greenspring. more volume at white marsh. this is southbound traffic. delays are just starting to fall into place coming out of white marsh. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. the investigation into the disappearance of a girl in northwest baltimore has taken another twist. >> the fbi has stepped in. jennifer franciotti is live at city police headquarters with more. good morning. >> police spent yesterday
searching leakin park. they were acting on a comment left on the website of "the baltimore sun." they had dogs, helicopters, and the dive team, but they turned up nothing. the common said to look at the southward shoulder of leakin park. the person who made that comment intended to make a suggestion based on the history of that area. police had no choice but to investigate the matter in the way that they did. >> detectives have been working around the clock, literally around the clock on this case, 20 detectives. they are in shifts. this is an extremely high priority for us. every hour that passes, we get more and more concerned. >> she was last seen in baltimore a week ago. she has not used her cell phone or credit cards. another reason why police
suspect foul play, coming up. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> police are investigating a late-night shooting in northeast baltimore. officers were called to pelham avenue and found a man suffering from a pair of gunshot wounds. no word on a possible suspect. police arrested a murder suspect who called 911 on himself. authorities say a man admitted to an operator that he shot his landlord, harry wagner. the man surrendered when police arrived at his home. no word of what prompted the shooting. >> a person standing along a downtown road has died after being struck by a bus. this was at the intersection of martin luther king boulevard and eutaw street just before 6:30
last night. the pedestrian has died of those industries. the man has been identified in yesterday's fatal car accident. he was russell william lewis. this was near dulaney valley road. the truck caught fire, shutting down the inner loop for nearly an hour yesterday morning. it is not clear what caused louis to run off the road. please do not believe speed or alcohol were factors. >> hundreds crowded in ocean downs slots casino, 5 miles outside of ocean city. it seems to be a hit with gamblers. >> i walked in and i got -- holy cow. >> i think it looks nice. it will need to grow a little bit. but they have done a beautiful job. >> officials say 750 machines
are in operation. >> the man who was once the top health official is coming back to maryland. dr. joshua sharfstein is stepping down from his post as deputy commissioner of the food and drug administration to take on the job of maryland state health secretary. he pushed for tougher enforcement of the safety measures for over-the-counter health medicine for children. president obama signed into law an overhaul of the nation's food safety system. this aims to prevent food portcullises before they occur. republicans have been critical of the legislation. >> it is the start of a new era in washington as the 112th congress is sworn in. on their agenda, the repeal of the president's health care reform act, which they characterize as costly and unconstitutional. >> we're going to fight as hard as we can to make certain we end
the job-killing policies that were put in place over the past two to four years. >> this is one less minute they are spending on job creation to correct whatever the outcome in the house, repeal efforts are not expected to make it out of the senate. a local legislative icon will enter the record books as she begins her fifth term in the senate. barbara mikulski will become the longest serving female senator in u.s. history. deborah weiner spoke with the no-nonsense senator about her accomplishments and her accolades. >> you like the cal ripken of the senate. >> yes. -- you are like the cal ripken of the senate. >> you can call me iron woman. it is about showing up every day, doing your job, it is the baltimore way to collect most
women prefer their age at a job to be kind of kept mum, most women are not this woman, barbara mikulski, now history- maker. >> i think the excitement of serving this country and working for this state gives me so much jewish. it is better than botox. -- it begins me so much juice. >> she remembers what she calls the dark ages of the senate. there were just two members of the senate. she had to confer with the parliamentarian before she could wear pants. >> there were strict on what you could wear and what you could do. the whole idea of a modern career gal wearing slacks to work was, wow. >> the girl surrounded by strong women had to call upon her thick skinned pequots i had to show that i was a good worker and that i was a good sport.
there were a lot of jokes that were dated. >> like what? >> i don't remember them. at the time, i thought this kind of belongs in 1940's stag party. >> now she is fighting for women's health issues and teaching every new female senator how to make laws and influence people. >> we have gone from being a novelty to now really being in the rooms of power. >> deborah weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. ♪ >> with playoff fever, the ravens are painting the town purple. crews use stencils to paint locals on several landmarks around the city. they can be seen on federal hill and other locations. if you happen to find the local
painted in gold, you could win tickets and air fare to sunday's game. to find out more about the ravens winning wednesday program, log onto our website, wbaltv.com. he is one of the orioles' most productive first baseman. he has 3000 hits and 500 home runs. he was once a sure bet for the hall of fame but now it is shaky because he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. the baseball writers will vote on the eligibility of rafael palmeiro to cooperstown today. also on the ballot, roberto alomar. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think rafael palmeiro will ever be inducted into the baseball hall of fame? you can share your response at wbaltv.com, and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> it is 32 degrees on tv hill.
coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> some controversial videos leave the captain of an aircraft carrier high and dry. the latest fallout on that scandal. >> it is the gadget every kid wants to one. but why is nintendo telling parents to keep one of their hottest items away from young players? >> a clipper system may give us some snow showers on friday. stay tuned. >> some of delays starting to >> some of delays starting to form on the major roadways.
>> it is 6:13 under wednesday morning. weather-wise, would have been pretty calm this week. 35 degrees right now. a front came through last night. it was dry. the wind picked up a little. we'll see some brisk northwest wind in the wake of that front. mid-30s now downtown. we will hit a high of about 40 degrees as the cold air filters in. we will not see much precipitation until friday. right now, temperatures from 30 at the airport to 34 in easton. it has dropped a couple of degrees at the airport. statewide, it will be a decent winter day today. in the mountains, 25 degrees and some more clouds rolling in. some sunbreaks are possible. in baltimore, we will see more
sunshine and clouds. we saw a bright sunny skies yesterday after a cloudy morning. 39 degrees is what we will call for a forecast high with northwest wind at 10 to 15 miles per hour. a high of 40 on the eastern shore with plenty of sunshine. the normal high is 41 degrees. tonight, we will be normal into the 20's again. partly cloudy skies. clouds will thicken up, especially after midnight. a front and a storm system will be passing across carolina to our south. it will not give us any precipitation. a clipper in canada will be diving down from the north to the east and skirting across our area thursday night into friday. it will bring us a chance of some sun shares. a quick chance of some light snow. nothing more than a nuisance. it will happen during the friday
morning commute. the darker blue is more significant kind of snow. this will be light stuff. it gets out of fear rather quickly. ly and cold bluster ear friday into saturday. we head over to kansas city for the playoffs on sunday. 1:00 p.m. kickoff. 29 to 31 degrees. bundle up in layers. windchill factor will be 18 to 23 degrees with east wind. making the trip back to baltimore on sunday night, it will be in the 20's with part of the cloudy skies. hopefully coming back after a victory. i hope it is a charm. for the next seven days, up 50% chance of snow showers on friday, may be lingering into saturday. >> getting a break on their roads. not dealing with anything
significant delay was. we're at 54 miles per hour at providence. 55 over towards greenspring occurred 49 on the west side outer loop heading down towards seven. that is the way free of all the way towards 95 on the south side. 70 still without delay. check in the airport. 295 it looks good. same for 195. all the major roads are checking out find with the exception of 95 which is starting to build in volume coming out of the white marsh area. a pretty easy ride a greenspring. this is white marsh, where you can see a bit more volume. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. the navy has grounded the captain of the uss enterprise following the discovery of lewd videos featuring same-sex
showering. captain owen honors has been relieved of his command and a reassign to administrative duties. he made the videos as part of an effort 3 1/4 years ago when he was the enterprise's chief. a judge has given the okay for rahm emanuel to remain on the ballot for chicago mayor. the former chicago congressman did not give up his citizenship when he moved to washington to become the obama administration's chief of staff. the mayoral election in chicago will be held next month. testimony continues in the hearing investigating the role of michael jackson's personal physician. he described the scene when jackson was found unresponsive in his bed after having been given a powerful sedative. there may be enough evidence to
try murray for a voluntary manslaughter. nintendo said their latest video games are not suitable for young kids. the three technology -- the 3-d technology could have an adverse affect on children. the problem could be an issue for all 3-d systems. taxou're in last-minute filers, you are getting a few extra days. the april 15 deadline has been pushed back to april 18. april 15 is a federal holiday. the deadline has been pushed to the following monday. the hotel industry looks to investors. it could be a smooth road ahead to the nation's automakers. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> good morning.
auto sales may rise to 13 million vehicles. that will be the second straight year of gains, showing the market recovery is legitimate. gm, ford, and chrysler reported gains. gm is pretty optimistic moving for. credit availability will improve along with the nation's job market. we will get a couple of reports that may or may not report that. jobs data from challenging gray and adp at friday's big jobs report. and mixed closed yesterday. a stronger dollar weighed on the market. the maryland bloomberg index was lower. hotel sales and acquisitions may jump as much as 25% this year. a rebound in u.s. business and leisure travel attracting more foreign hotel investors. the russell -- the u.s. will be
one of the most active markets. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 32 degrees on tv hill. another check on weather and traffic straight ahead. >> the ravens are formulating their plan of attack against the kansas city chiefs. keith mills breaks at all down, next in sports. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think rafael palmeiro will ever be inducted into the baseball hall of fame? you can share your response at wbaltv.com, and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> a nice trend of the area roads. we're hoping things stay that way. one problem of note, southbound 83 at the maryland line. there is some debris in the road. other than that, looking good down towards the beltway. 53 over towards greenspring. 49 on the west side outer loop. moving well past 40 at 57. 10 minutes on southbound 95 from the beltway down to 32. seven minutes to get down to the harbor tunnel tolls from 95.
both of the major roadways delay-free at this time. this is trevor at 100 through the glen bernie area. north and southbound traffic looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a nice start for us today. we'll see sunshine in the forecast. it will feel pretty nice. colder air will filter in and the wind will pick up this afternoon. 35 the downtown. 30 at the airport. the cold as location is 27 in frederick. significantly better than we have been. as far as afternoon highs, we will be cooler than yesterday. sunshine and 45 yesterday. 37 to 44 in afternoon high today. details on and ended the week chance is just ahead. >> the ravens and back to the practice field today as they get ready for their sundown -- for
their showdown in kansas city. they are 3-point favorites to beat the chiefs. the top priority against cincinnati was stop the running back, number 32, which they did on that play. he rushed for only 53 yards. the bengals rushed for under one of yours. kansas city has the best running attack in the leak, led by the sky, charles, the second leading rusher in the nfl. john harbaugh knows it will not be is the. >> they are a power running team. they have a fastback who set the record for average yards per carry. that kid from texas, he is a talented guy. he can break it any time. that is always a threat. >> he averaged 6 yards a catch carry. in college basketball, maryland
basketball team played -- they will play duke on sunday. the terrapins in white against colgate. 17-two maryland. were never threatened in this one. jordan williams had another double-double. check out the big guy with the left hand. 94-40. the terps will play duke on sunday. a chance for roberto alomar and rafael palmeiro to make the hall of fame. they will vote today. we'll see. >> 30 degrees on tv hill. much more to come. reputation ink's
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning and welcome back. i'm lisa robinson. >> and i am mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. >> we will see some nice sunshine today. it will be chilly. a front passed through last night. we will see colder air from the north and east. the chill is on. it is above freezing in many locations. 35 downtown. after the cold front filters and, we'll see a high around 40 degrees today. the wind will be brisk out of the northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour. details on your seven-day
forecast coming up at the end of this news block. >> the disappearance of a teenager takes a dmatic turn. >> jennifer franciotti is live at city police headquarters with that story. good morning. >> the fbi is now involved in this investigation. police say there are several reasons why they now suspect foul play. more than 100 investigators searched leakin park for nearly eight hours. they had dogs, helicopters, and a dive team, but they turned up nothing. police were acting on a comment left on "the baltimore sun" website about the search for 16-year-old phylicia barnes. it said, "humor me. somebody pop over to the 4000 block of franklin town road and look at the southward shoulder." police later learned the person who made that comment intended to make a suggestion based on the history of the area. during a news conference earlier in the day, a police spokesperson told reporters that investigators have little information to go on, and no suspects. >> detectives have been working around the clock, literally around the clock on this case,
20 detectives. they are in shifts. this is an extremely high priority for us. every hour that passes, we get more and more concerned. >> barnes was last seen tuesday around 1:30 at the reisterstown square apartments in northwest baltimore. she has not used her credit card or her cell phone. >> it is very unlike her to not update her facebook page, to not even turn on her cell phone, to not try to access money to pay for things. this is not the case of a runaway. and again, as we said yesterday, we do suspect some type of foul play. >> the fbi has joined the investigation. investigators are now re- interviewing the people who saw barnes last. >> we are going over every single shred of evidence that we've already had. we are re-interviewing everybody that has already been interviewed just to make sure that we didn't miss anything. >> in addition to going back and doing more interviews, they also served several search warrants yesterday at seven different locations. unfortunately, it did not turn
up anything significant. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it looks like the moratorium on executions will go on longer. the co-chair of the review on couple punished but needs more time to review lethal injections. no word on how much more time is needed. the last execution happened in 2005 in maryland. there are currently five men on maryland cost death row. >> it has been nearly 40 years since maryland has added additional taxes. with the state suffer, the pinch of a budget crunch, everything is on the table. >> we are here today to say that just like tobacco tax increase, alcohol tax increases are good policy and good politics. >> the president of the maryland citizens health initiative
announced the plan to support the 10 cent per alcohol to drink attacks during the next legislative session. the tax will be imposed on the wholesale level per gallon at the 10 cent per drink average and will be passed onto business owners and on to the consumer. the estimated 2015 million dollars in new revenue will be used for various health programs around the state. according to a professor, the average drinker would pay an average of $10.83 per year with heavy drinkers picking up the lion's share. >> the 24% of marylanders who are the riskiest drinkers, heaviest drinkers, binge drinkers, those who report driving after drinking will pay llk of the -- bulk
of the tax. >> as a pollster, in these economic times, to seat 2/3 of the public to support any kind of a tax measure is unusual. other sorts of tax proposal to not enjoy this kind of support. >> it is just another tax. what would any business guy think about it? it is ridiculous. >> not so fast. the new tax would cripple some small businesses with consumers buying less and causing those in border states not to purchase in maryland. >> it would raise all the prices of every business lifeline in the state of maryland. it would make us less competitive with the states around us a. >> 19 state senators and 56 delegates support the tax, showing there is some interest in annapolis. businesses that rely on alcohol for-profit say they will fight this to the end. lowell melser, wbal-tv 11 news.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> a few problems coming in on the area roads. southbound 32 approaching 70, there is an accident being reported. south of lake harrisburg expressway, there is some debris in the road to watch for. north side continues to run smoothly. volume is picking up on the north side of the beltway. in laurel, watch for an accident location. we start out with the beltway at the b-w parkway. this portion moving smoothly at southbound 295 in great shape down to west nursery road. southbound traffic in glen bernie and so forth no delays to report heading down towards 50. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it will be a nice wednesday for us. we'll see partly cloudy skies and a temperature between 37 and 40. it will feel the chill air with
northwest winds. 20's tonight. increasing cloudiness. mostly cloudy on thursday as a system skirts to our south. with its evening chances of a flurry. it looks like we have our best shot of snow from the morning with a clipper that will come down from canada. 34 on friday occurred a chance to get some light snow activity. flurries a possible on saturday and only 33 degrees. the cold air continues. >> thank you. it is 30 degrees on tv hill. we will show you an amazing display the showcases some of the coolest artist you'll ever find. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think rafael palmeiro will ever be inducted into the baseball hall of fame? you can share your response at wbaltv.com, and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
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>> a chinese city is preparing for its annual winter wonderland. the snow festival kicks off today. it draws tourists from all over the country to marvel over towering ice sculptures. 4.2 year, they're using million cubic feet of snow and 5.6 million cubic feet of ice. it is easier -- is beautiful. >> the newest addition it was
unveiled at a zoo in australia. a baby orangutan. ventured outside to make their debut. this is the second baby orangutan to be born at this is due. she will be on display as she grows. but that little girl. so sweet. you just want to take her home. i do not know about the empiric 30 degrees on tv hill. coming up, a look of the headlines. >> we will look at your morning commute. a couple of accidents to get to. we'll update you on that, coming up. >> we will check out those late weeks snow chances as well as the forecast for the playoffs as we take on the kansas city chiefs in kansas city. it will be winterlike. it is 30 at the airport. 35 at downtown. [ male announcer ] rockin out to the big hot pastrami.
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>> welcome back. anne arundel county police arrest a murder suspect who called 911 on himself. authorities say committed to an operator that he shot his landlord, harry wagner. the man surrendered when police arrived at his home. no word on what prompted the shooting. two people are waking up mega millionaires. winning tickets to the drawing or sold, one of idaho and another but washington state. the prize is the fourth largest united states history. you may have won some other prize. here are the winning numbers --
4, 8, 15, 25, 47, and the mega ball was 42. >> he is a member with 3000 hits and 500 home runs. rafael palmeiro tested positive for drugs. the baseball writers will vote on his eligibility to cooperstown later today. similar scandals have kept mark mcgwire out of the whole family. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think rafael palmeiro will ever be inducted into the baseball hall of fame?
>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> the new congress takes over in washington today. democrats will hold on to their slim majority in the senate. kate amara sat down with some of the newest lawmakers, including one from maryland. she has the story. >> the new republican say they
want to change the way washington works. at the top of their lives, rolling back the president's health-care overhaul. republican representative-elect andy harris settling in, setting>> i would love to get things set up on the walls and get ready on wednesday morning to start working. >> harris is one of 85 new republicans moving into house offices this week. >> paper clips. we need paper clips. >> along with new hampshire's frank guinta -- >> let me see. what do we have here? >> part of a wave of gop lawmakers that tips the balance of power in the house. >> we are excited to be here, but we also know that we have a lot of serious work to do, and i'm looking forward to doing that. >> this freshman class arrives on campus with an aggressive agenda, centered on unraveling president obama's legislative victory. >> the repeal of obama-care, a reduction in the spending levels that we have, a reductino of the debt, a balanced budget. >> there are a lot of problems on our plate. it's definitely going to be a full-time job.
>> but it will not be easy. nine freshmen democrats are also unpacking, determined to protect their party's accomplishments. political strategists say the key will be compromise. >> and that's what it's all going to be about is collaboration, compromising, and getting the people's work done. >> house republicans have a vote planned for next week to repeal the health care law. on capital hill, i'm kate amara reporting. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> time now to take a look at your morning commute. we have an accident on southbound 32 approaching 70. another for the south 216 in laurel. along route 4, watch for an accident location. let's check the area roads for delays. volume building on the west side. 47 miles per hour around 795. 55 a greenspring. the j.f.x. looks good.
watch for debris if you travel south down around 439. a quick live look at traffic at the bay bridge. there is a disabled vehicle taking up the left lane. stay to the right. we switch over to a live view at board -- at baltimore national pike. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> as far as your forecast, we will see more sunshine than clouds. the sunshine will infiltrates. we had a front that moved through last night. it did kind of usher in some colder air from the north. we will see chilly temperatures today, chillier than yesterday, 45. a high just under 40 degrees. the cold air has not completely infiltrated. 35 downtown. below freezing at the airport. it will be up to about 34 in the
mountains to there. nice chill in the era, typical for this time of year. the normal high in baltimore is 41 degrees. we surpassed that yesterday. a little bit below today with more sunshine and clouds. winds at of the northwest this afternoon at 10 to 15 miles per hour up 340 degrees down on the lower eastern shore today. a great day to absorb the scenery. partly cloudy skies, 20 to 26 degrees overnight tonight. we will see an increase in the cloud cover as the date and the night progressed. maybe on the day on friday, -- a chance -- a system will skirt to our south tomorrow. a clipper advances to the area on friday. it will make good track and it will get here faugh pretty quickly. a 50% chance of some light snow
showers or a dusting tomorrow morning, sometime during the morning commute or after midnight. some snow showers showing up on our futurecast. some snow on the eastern shore by midmorning. just blustery conditions and some flurries type conditions. snow will be an issue as we take a look at the playoff forecast. all the way to the heart of the country in kansas city. 29 to 31 degrees with a chance for snow showers. the wind chill will be worse, in the upper teens. a blustery game day forecast with snow possible. when you head back home, things will be nicer in baltimore on sunday night. hopefully we will come away with a big victory. we will be in the 30's, below normal as we hit friday into saturday. that will probably be the coldest day.
it will be cold in the wake of that system and a slight chance for some flurries with the system, as well. >> thank you. the search for a missing teenager becomes a federal case. jennifer franciotti joins us live from city police headquarters with more. >> good morning. the fbi has joined this investigation. police searched leakin park for about eight hours with dogs and helicopters. that search did not turn up anything. they were there based on a comment on the website that said pop over to the 4000 block of franklin town road and looked at the southward shoulder. police learned the person that made the comment intended to make a suggestion based on the reputation of that park. police are going over every aspect of this case. they are doing more interviews. at this point, they are issuing search warrants. they searched -- they served
search warrants at seven different locations. that search did not turn up anything significant. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> coming up today, they are the dreams are teen made of. cajeput your favorite heartthrobs today at 4:00 p.m. -- catch up with your favorite car front today at 4:00 p.m. here's matt lauer with a look at what's coming up next on the "today" show. >> a b day in washington as republicans take control of the house. -- a big day in washington as republicans take control of the house. august pushed breaks his silence about the mysterious death of his girlfriend inside his mansion. -- august busch breaks the silence. that and much more ahead when we
in laurel. not bad on the north side. a bit of a delay. tapping the brakes around harford road. a bit of a delay of white marsh. looking pretty good overall. let's give it a live view of traffic. this is traffic going towards the western shore. it is moving well. no delays there. just this slow spot at baltimore national pike. >> yesterday turned out pretty nice. 45 degrees is good this time of year. a front move through last night. the chilly air reinforcing -- 39 for the high pre 37 smartrip a slight chance of flurries into tomorrow night. a chance for a snowy friday morning commute. it should be light snow and it is a clipper system. 34 and a chance of snow on friday. we have to remind you -- i kind of forget.